Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Why I Think Marrianne Williamson Can Win


No one has come out and said this to me but sometimes even I think it is weird that I am suddenly blogging (and tweeting and posting on facebook) about a political candidate these days, so I imagine people who know me do too.

Well, actually I read an article last night that made me realize it isn't so weird. The article is on Instyle.com (You can read it here) and its headline is, “The Women Who Want Marianne Williamson to Be President.” As I read about the stories of these women and the different ways they came to be supporters of Marianne's campaign it struck me how many of them, like me, were moved by her to do things that were outside of their comfort zone. For example, one woman has gone from not even voting in the last election because she was, “the type of person who had to vote her conscience” to being a passionate and active voice for her candidate on Twitter (which she just started using a month ago for this sole purpose.)

Unlike that supporter, I did vote in the last election because I consider it my civic duty and I voted my conscience in the sense that my conscience told me to make the choice that would most likely defeat Donald Trump. That is also what I will do in 2020 regardless of who the democratic nominee is but I think it should and very well could be Marianne Williamson.

Obviously I am not a political expert but I am basing this on more than wishful thinking or a hunch. You see, I pay very close attention to the things I'm passionate about and I have noticed that its not just me and the women in that article that are willing to step out of their comfort zone for this candidate. I read numerous comments on her Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts by people who say that they have never been inclined to vote for anyone before but they will be voting for her or that she is the first candidate that they have ever felt passionate about. I also see numerous comments from people who say that they were skeptical about her at first but after hearing her speak or reading about her stance on the policies they think she "makes a lot of sense".

Of course, there are many comments from the haters as well but even some of that is encouraging to me. There is a certain kind of fear generated among the status quo by the presence of Marianne Williamson in this race that speaks to her dynamism as clearly as the outpouring of love by her followers. Among her “Top Fans” on Facebook are people who take every opportunity to tell her how laughable her candidacy is, the irony of their faithful attention to it escaping them.

And lastly, there are the comments that I alluded to in my last post by people who want her to win but are skeptical of her chances. I read one last night that said something to the effect of, “I want you to win but unfortunately that's not the way the world works these days.” And yet the way the world works (or doesn't) these days is a lot different from how it used to work before another so called unlikely candidate for POTUS came on the scene. As Marianne says, “those of us who love must love with as much conviction as that which is displayed by those who hate." I truly believe that if that were to happen she not only could win but would win.

If you agree with me, please consider donating at least one dollar to Marianne Williamson's campaign so that she can qualify for the next debate: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/marianne-williamson-2020-committee

Thank you.

Love Will Win,
Victoria

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lovers, Haters and Playing It Safers



"...those of us who love must love with as much conviction as that which is displayed by those who hate."
 - Marianne Williamson (source)


It's not the Marianne Williamson haters that dishearten me. It's the people who say they like or love her or think she has great ideas, etc. BUT, "She could never win!" So for once and for all, let me just say to that: BULLSHIT!

WE decide who wins, People! How many times have you sat on your couch watching political ads thinking all politicians are the same and wouldn't it be great if someone different ran for president? And now she's too different to win? What if the others are too much the same to win? Trying to play it safe all the time can be a dangerous thing. 

But okay, I get it. You want to wait and see who the frontrunner is going to be. But in the meantime, why not put your money where your heart is and donate a dollar or two to her campaign. Or just do it for me because you know I wouldn't ask if it wasn't really important to me. Thank you. 


Friday, July 5, 2019

What's Old Is New Again

My darling Hippie husband is great about supporting whatever I do but not always forthcoming about his own opinions. So I asked him the other night what he really thinks about Marianne Williamson and her campaign for President and he said he thought she made a lot of sense but he wasn't as confident as I was she could win the nomination because, "people are resistant to new ideas," and then before I could respond, he added thoughtfully, "though her ideas are really old ideas." And that is so true! Her message isn't new, it's as old as this country is. And if you think it's radical now, imagine how radical it was in 1776 or during the times leading up to the civil war or the suffragette movement or the civil rights movement. Anyway, she says it better than I can so I urge you to watch her moving speech posted below. Thank you.



Monday, July 1, 2019

A Personal Story (Not A Political Rant)

Resting Witch Face


This is a personal story, not a political rant. However, I am hurt and angry right now and these feelings just happen to have been triggered by the appearance of Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson on last week's televised Democratic Debate and how she was treated then and subsequently by the media and many casual observers.

I admire Marianne Williamson very much but that is not why I am upset. I am upset because I identify with her. When she was basically ignored for the first 30+ minutes of the debate, I saw myself in Middle School being denied a voice and opportunities to participate because I wasn't “popular”. When I read a comment posted on Facebook during the debate comparing her to an SCTV character, I remembered all the times I've been made fun of because I am different. When rollingstone.com published the article “11 Absolutely Bonkers Things You Should Know About Marianne Williamson”, it reminded me of how members of my own family would point out all my faults and worst moments to distract and discredit me whenever I tried to get them to focus on the real dysfunctions that were occurring among us. And when that same publication and so many other outlets and people chose to characterize her as some fairy dust sprinkling, crystal worshiping, sage burning, hippie witch because she is a spiritual leader who dared to talk about the forces of love versus fear in a political debate, I could easily recall all the snickering and derision I've experienced for being a spiritual seeker and a deep thinker.

Did I mention I was hurt and angry? I am and probably have been for most of my life. However what really pisses me off and scares me is that I thought things had changed. Maybe it is because I have insulated myself too much within my tribe of like minded individuals but I thought that Middle School world was behind me. I thought the world I live in now was moving towards embracing or at least tolerating peoples' differences. And I guess the popularity of philosophers' quotes and Woodstock generation memes on the internet gave me the mistaken impression that it was okay to talk about peace and love in public forums these days without being ridiculed. Also, I could have sworn the days of calling women witches to demonize and discredit them had ended with the Salem Witch Trials. Either I was wrong or we have backslid as a society even more than I realized.

I am sure there will be people who read this and think I am taking this too seriously. I disagree. I don't think I have taken these issues or occurrences seriously enough until this moment. I think I have allowed this kind of behavior to silence and subdue me to an extent that I wasn't even aware of before now.

So let's get one thing straight: Marianne Williamson is not a fairy dust sprinkling, crystal worshiping, sage burning, hippie witch but I am and I'm not taking anyone's crap anymore.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

Peace and Love,
Victoria

PS: If you want to know what Marianne Williamson really stands for, please read the issues page on her website: https://www.marianne2020.com/issues